Domaine De Ecette Les Gaoudoires Rully 2019 at ROW 34
- Whitefish Croquettes basil, preserved lemon aïoli*
- Grilled Asparagus tapenade, citrus
- Whole buttered Lobster Roll served on a brioche bun
obscure small production label has found distribution in the highly
regulated state. We first found
it on the winelist, then saw it prominently in other wine shops in the
village including the New Hampshire State Liquor Store and Wine Outlet.
Domaine de l’Ecette is a small family estate of about 35 acres located in the village of Rully, on the Côte Chalonnaise in southern Burgundy. It is run by Father and son team of Jean and Vincent Daux who work together to combine experience and knowledge of Burgundian tradition with 'modern schooling, energy and enthusiasm' of the next generation.Management of the Domaine passed at Domaine de L’Ecette in 1997 after Vincent completed his studies in viticulture. The father and son team produce vibrant and lively wines that represent the Côte Chalonnaise with a portfolio of wines from the noble Bourgogne grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Aligoté.
Rully is a village with a long history, with a château which has been in the same family for six centuries, a church with an elegant bell-tower, as well as fine houses and parks. Rully was granted its AOC in 1939 and now produces red wines (Pinot Noir) and white wines (Chardonnay) with both appellations Village and Premier Cru with 600 acres under vine for whites and 300 for reds. It is in the appellation Côte Chalonnaise, one of no less than 84 world-renowned appellations of the Bourgogne (Burgundy) region with vines grown along a strip covering some 230km from north to south, with 30,052 hectares under vine.
The 84 appellations
are spread over the regions include the world famous notables as well
as the obscure, ranging from Chablis and the Grand Auxerrois, the Côte
de Nuits and the Hautes Côtes de Nuits, the Côte de Beaune and the
Hautes Côtes de Beaune, to the Côte Chalonnaise and the Couchois, the
Mâconnais and the Châtillonnais. No wonder many find French wines
confusing, complicated and bewildering.
The terroir consists of subtle differences in the wines are due to differences in soil, exposure and altitude, all of which vary considerably hereabouts. At heights of 230-300 metres, the hill-slopes produce wines which can compete with the best wines of the nearby Côte de Beaune. The Pinot Noir grape grows on brown or limey soils with little clay in their make-up. The Chardonnay grape prefers a claylimestone soil.
RM 87 points.